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Thanks to Gus and Salewa

Thanks to Gus and Salewa

Having the right kit to wear is important to all Mountain Rescue teams. Kendal MRT is no different and we are more than impressed with our association with Salewa . Yesterday was our first opportunity to say thanks to Salewa rep Angus, who spent many hours ensuring we had the right kit and in the right sizes. He was presented with a team photo from DTL Kath and team clothing rep Jonathan.

Casualty Care Exams

Busy morning at base today, 10 Kendal team members and 2 team members from Wasdale MRT were doing the final practical exam to become qualified or re-qualify as Cas Carers (casualty care). As any mountain rescue team member will tell you, arriving safely at the scene of an incident and the safety of the team… Continue Reading

Update on Recent Activity

With the easing of certain lock down measures across the UK, and recognising the need for people to return to the outdoors and improve both their physical and mental wellbeing, we at Kendal MRT are supporting our fellow teams with the new message of “If you need to go out on the fells, then remain… Continue Reading

Return to Training

One of the most difficult things to achieve during the Covid-19 situation has been how we continue to train our team members. We have held online training meetings, and we have had to produce videos on how we respond to callouts and the Covid – 19 protocols that we as a team must observe. However,… Continue Reading

Mixed Day For Team

Today has been very much a bittersweet day for the team. A mixture of pride at being part of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service and sadness as we said our farewells to long serving team supporter and former fundraising officer Peter Clarkson. Peter passed away peacefully on 17th May. It was due to Peters… Continue Reading

Queen’s Award for LDSAMRA

As part of Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association, Kendal MRT are very proud to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Each team within LDSAMRA has its own unique history and as individual teams achieved some outstanding rescues, but if and when a large scale incident occurs we all work as… Continue Reading

No Callouts, But Still Keeping Busy!

The Lake District teams are glad to report that with a majority of people following the stay at home message we have been very quiet on the callout front. This does not mean that team members have been quiet. We have a significant number of team members fulfilling their roles as frontline NHS staff, including… Continue Reading

BAE Systems Present Cheque

BAE Systems Present Cheque

This evening we welcomed Cdr Iain Tough and Lt Adam Marfleet from BAE Systems Barrow, who along with fellow colleague and team member Scott, have been fund raising for the team. They presented a cheque for £1,010.00, which they raised as part of the K2B challenge, to team fundraising officer Neil. Iain and Adam were… Continue Reading

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